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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne virus | Fox News

The family of a Missouri woman who died from a rare tick-borne illness is speaking out about the dangers of the virus, which has only been confirmed in a handful of patients since it was discovered in 2014. Tamela Wilson, who died June 23 of complications stemming from Bourbon virus, had worked at Meramec State Park in Sullivan, and removed two ticks from her body a few weeks prior to falling ill, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The 58-year-old woman's stepmother, Kathy Potter, said doctors didn't know to test for the disease, and diagnosed her with a urinary tract infection before sending her home with antibiotics.


http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/07/12/woman-dies-after-contracting-rare-tick-borne-virus.html

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